Paralegal Certificate Course

The Paralegal Certificate Course is offered in partnership with The Center for Legal Studies in the following formats:

Live Lecture - $1,189.00    

The 84-hour live-lecture course is held on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The curriculum is strong, the instructors are outstanding, and at $1189 (plus about $400 for books) the Paralegal Certificate Course is one of the quickest and most affordable paths available toward careers in the legal industry. The course teaches students how to investigate complex fact patterns, interview witnesses, research the law, prepare legal documents, and help prepare cases for courtroom litigation. Graduates of the program can specialize in such topics as criminal law, contracts, civil rights law, and environment law, just to name a few. Job search techniques are also included in the curriculum.

Summer 2014: Classes will be held Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 7 - 8, June 14 - 15, June 21 - 22, June 28 - 29, July 12 - 13 and July 19 - 20. (No classes will be held July 5 - 6 in observance of Independence Day.) Location: Ashland University Columbus Center, 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229.

Fall 2014: Classes will be held Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 18 - 19, October 25 - 26, November 1 - 2, November 8 - 9, November 15 - 16, and November 22 - 23. Location: Ashland University Columbus Center, 1900 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43229.

Online - $1,189.00

2014 Session 2: March 10 - April 25, 2014
2014 Session 3: May 5 - June 20, 2014
2014 Session 4: June 30 - August, 2014
2014 Session 5: August 25 - October 10, 2014
2014 Session 6: October 20 - December 5, 2014
2015 Session 1: January 12 - February 27, 2015

The online course is completed in two consecutive 7-week sessions and both sessions must be successfully completed in order to receive a certificate. Students may begin their course study with any online session offered.

DVD - $1,229.00

Text-Only - $1,189.00

Visit legalstudies.com/store/materials.asp for a list of materials needed for each format. To register, click on the format above or contact The Center for Legal Studies.

Successful completers will earn a professional certificate from Ashland University's Founders School of Continuing Education at the conclusion of the course.

The Paralegal Certificate Course© is the cornerstone of The Center for Legal Studies programs. Paralegalism is one of the fastest growing careers in the country. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the number of paralegals to increase 28% between 2008 and 2018, much faster than the national average for all occupations. The national median earnings for paralegals is currently $44,480.00/year and freelance paralegal professionals average significantly more across the board.

Visit legalstudies.com/finanaid for possible financial aid options recommended by The Center for Legal Studies.

Please call 419.207.6945 (1.800.882.1548 Ext. 6945) or email sspicer@ashland.edu for more information.

Contact Us

Director
John Sikula, Ph.D.
419.289.5751
800.882.1548 Ext. 5751
Fax: 419.289.5368
jsikula@ashland.edu

Administrative Assistant
Sue Spicer
419.207.6945
800.882.1548 Ext. 6945
Fax: 419.289.5368
sspicer@ashland.edu